SAN MATEO, Calif. - Morgan Jones pitched a perfect game while Kristen Kowaki had seven hits and scored six runs as College of San Mateo's softball team swept visiting Yuba College, 9-0, 22-1, on Saturday.
Jones (4-0) started the first game and faced the minimum of 15 batters in the 5-inning, 9-0, mercy-rule contest. The freshman out of Half Moon Bay High School struck out three, recording 31 strikes among her 53 pitches.
Madison Mercer (Westmont) started the second game and earned her 11th season win against a single loss. Yuba fell to 2-13.
Kowaki, a sophomore out of James Logan High, also stole five bases and now leads the state with 24.
Meagan Wells had four hits, including two doubles, and scored five runs. The sophomore from Hillsdale High School increased her state runs lead to 43. Gabby Zucchiatti (Mills) smashed her sixth home run among four hits and leads the state in runs scored with 77. Wells is second with 71.
Alicia Ortega (El Camino) had a home run and a double in the 22-1 victory, recording four RBIs (five for the day).
Jordan Davis had six hits and seven RBIs and scored three runs.
Leadoff hitter Allie Stines (Capuchino) had four hits, including a triple and a double, and scored four times. The freshman catcher and outfielder ranks second in the state with 11 doubles and No. 9 in total bases (60) – assisted by the fact she has 90 official at bats (second in the state among all players).
CSM (21-3), top-ranked in Northern California. has outscored nine foes in March by a 103-6 margin, eight of those games being mercy-rule 5-inning affairs. San Mateo leads the state's 91 teams in hitting (.437) and is the only college with more than 300 hits (301).
Zucchiatti also leads the state in total bases (77). She is second in RBIs (39) and runs scored (38) behind Wells, is No. 4 in slugging (1.000), and No. 5 in doubles (10).
Wells is No. 2 in hits (71) and total bases (74), No. 7 in both home runs (7) and RBIs (31).